Early AQUAMAN Test Screenings Are Extremely Positive


The next upcoming film within the DCEU is the Jason Momoa led AQUAMAN has begun its initial test screenings. Now in some instances those can lead to heavy reshoots and restructuring of a film. But in this case the feedback has turned out to be surprisingly positively.

Now according to The Tracking Board editor, Jeff Sneider and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez  it seems as if there has been a lot of good things about the DC Comics adaptation according to  early test screenings. “I heard it was great, man,” Gonzalez claims, he points to this potentially being a much needed turning point for DC, “Someone else told me it was a palette cleanser for them, for DC, what’s happened with the Zack Snyder films. So high hopes for that one and Shazam.”
“I heard that it plays like an Indiana Jones movie and that the action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame. That is what I heard,” Sneider says as he goes into praising James Wan and pointing out that the underwater scenes could be why people seem to love the unique action scenes.

Now truth be told these are only a few and don’t represent everyone. HOWEVER, there are others that have been rather positive as well. But also never let us forget that at he Justice League premiere, AQUAMAN director James Wan tweeted out that he would not be using the same type of method to show speaking underwater in his film and that could be one of the most positive upswings.

Let us know what you think. Are you happy to hear about the early positive test screenings.


The Trusty Sidekick – Predictions And Hype For 2018

Welcome to 2018 and along with it, a total onslaught of new and returning live-action TV shows and movies from Marvel and DC. Stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to give you the lowdown, rumors and expectations for Black Lightning, Cloak & Dagger, Titans, Krypton, New Warriors, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Legion, Luke Cage, Black Panther, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Venom, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Aquaman, all on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSPredictions.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Walter Hamada Is Your New Sheriff Of The DC Film Universes

Who? That may be the question that rippled across comic book movie fans, as Warner Bros. has named Walter Hamada the new head of it’s DC film universe. Hamada was previously an executive at New Line Cinema where he oversaw the successful It movie and the also prosperous and well-received, Conjuring franchise.

Warner Bros. president and CCO, Toby Emmerich heaped praise on Hamada (who is also good friends with Aquaman helmer, James Wan,) saying, “He’s a terrific production executive,” and that he’s, “a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.” Emmerich made sure to add that Hamada will be working with Geoff Johns, who remains the CCO of the DC franchises.

With only one movie on the horizon for 2018, Hamada has some time to clean up the current mess and put things in order, or to be another in a seemingly endless line of replacements who can’t out-maneuver the WB brass when it comes to finalizing a movie. Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out anything at the level of 47 Ronin, a film he was a screenwriter and executive producer on, that flopped terrifically. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

There will NOT be Aqua-air bubbles in AQUAMAN


Well this is what we’re being told by Aquaman director James Wan.

So Justice League has hit the theaters and there are mixed reviews all across the board. Matter of fact you can check out ours HERE.   But one thing that seems to be unanimously discussed is the awkward way in which the Atlanteans speak under water.

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, (spoiler alert)  After Steppenwolf invades Atlantis to retrieve the mother box that is there, he is fended off by Aquaman, Queen Mera and other members of the Atlantean guard. Then here’s where the weirdness happens. Queen Mera proceeds to make a giant air bubble so that her and Aquaman can have a conversation.


This of course got fans worried that we would see the same thing in the film that based primarily underwater.  Well director  James Wan took to Twitter to put those worries to esse a bit.

Does this help to ease some fears? And are you still excited for the solo Aquaman film?

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 69

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It’s an amazing 69th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, with everything live-action Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Network! This week, along with getting you hyped for our appearance at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 7th, we cover:

Warner Bros/DC Movie News
CW Crossover Info
Supergirl Casting Info
Justice League Updates
Flashpoint Script/Director News
Gotham Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Inhumans Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Black Panther Plot News
Gambit Production/Story Info
You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5803591, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, on this site. Please rate and review us!

DC’s Titans has its Hawk and Dove


The upcoming Greg Berlanti series, Titans, is adding more cast members to its lineup. Brenton Thwaites (Gods Of Egypt) was recently cast as Dick Grayson, the original Robin, and he’ll be joined by 24: Legacy’s Anna Diop as Starfire and Home And Away’s Teagan Croft as Raven. The latest news from Deadline says Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly have been cast as Hawk and Dove.



Minka Kelly is likely best known from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. You might remember Ritchson from the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, but he was also Aquaman on Smallville. Hawk and Dove were originally brothers in the comics, but after Dove’s death, he was replaced by Dawn Granger, which sets up what the new series is going for here. The way these characters got their powers have always been a little sketchy, but I’m sure the series or the rumored potential spin-off will give us more information.


The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 66

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Comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill get down to the business of getting you all the info you need on your favorites in the Marvel and DC live-action universe. This week we cover spoilers, production info and casting news on Deadpool, Avengers 4, Thor, Legion, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Venom and the Inhumans for Marvel. For DC, we get you everything we know on The Flash (TV series,) Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, the CW Crossover, Black Lightning, Titans, Shazam and Aquaman. We’ve got it all for you on the Laugh Factory Podcast network!

You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5642594, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, here. Please rate and review us!